Presentation on theme: "The Kwakiutl were most famous for their masks and totem poles. Totem pole’s a carved post having animal’s carved into them or other image’s representing."— Presentation transcript:
The Kwakiutl were most famous for their masks and totem poles. Totem pole’s a carved post having animal’s carved into them or other image’s representing generations of family. - The mask’s were made out of red and yellow cedar. The mask’s were smooth and rough at the edges. -kwakiutl were very good with twine.
The Kwakiutl there traditional land on Vancouver island where fish and animals live. They lived on the north western coast of Canada. The island was good farming land.
Kwakwkwa mean’s the people who speak kwak’wala less then four percent of the kwakiutl still speak there original language. Kwak a kwaka literally means the people who speak kwakiutl. Kwakiutl comes from the language of wakashan.
The Kwakiutl mostly eat grizzly bears, wolves, fish, black wolves. Here are sea creatures they eat octopus, squid, clams,trout, salmon, seagull, eggs,crabs, porpoises, seals, sea lions and whales and they eat moose. They hunted with spear’s and bow’s to survive. The Kwakiutl had good fishing cause they have cold murky waters.
-The Kwakiutl had potlatch’s to give and take thing from each other they included haidas Kwakiutl Makah's, nootkas, Tlingit's, and Tsimshian. -The potlatch is like a party in which including a shaman performing traditional dances. - Gift giving is a central part of life the Kwakiutl life.
There home’s are 20 to 60 feet wide 50 to 150 feet long. They were large home’s big enough to hold four families. They built their houses with logs, from red cedar trees and wood pegs. The roof was made of removable boards. They painted and decorated their homes just like we do.
The Kwakiutl have four percent of people still speak their language. Today the Kwakiutl have 3500 Kwakiutl are living on the Vancouver island they all work for a fishing industries. The kwakiutl still make masks and totem poles.